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Collepino. Castello Banfi 2016

Member Review by Chadster1976:

Great table wine for everyday drinking. It eases the bold flavors of a Sangiovese and can be more palatable for those who aren't used to the Tuscans. Good overall price. Recommended with cheeses or Italian red sauces.

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Bodega Banfi:
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi P... Read more
Banfi is a private concern, founded in New York in 1919 by John Mariani, Sr. and today owned and operated by his grandchildren. The company is focused on the production and import of wine.   Banfi Vintners   Banfi Vintners is the sole U.S. importer of the Mariani family’s internationally renowned wine estates in Italy: Castello Banfi of Montalcino, Tuscany, and Banfi Piemonte of Strevi, Piedmont. Banfi also imports the wines of several other producers, including category leaders Bolla, Florio, Fontana Candida, Placido, Riunite, and Sartori from Italy, Concha y Toro and Emiliana from Chile, and Trivento from Argentina, Wisdom & Warter Sherries from Spain and Stone’s Ginger wine from England. The company has ranked as North America’s leading wine importer for more than three decades.   Origins   When he established the company on Spring Street in the heart of New York’s Little Italy, John Mariani, Sr. named the company after an aunt, Teodolinda Banfi, a woman of eclectic tastes who supervised his early education and greatly influenced his views toward fine wines. Until her retirement, she had served as head of the household staff of the late Pope Pius XI, and is distinguished as the first lay person ever to hold that post.   Castello Banfi   Tuscany’s most honored vineyard estate, Castello Banfi’s award-winning wines are exported to over 85 countries around the world. Lauded for groundbreaking research on the Sangiovese vine to produce superior Brunello and super Tuscan wines; producing healthy, more organic wines that are low in sulfites and histamines; and developing cutting edge winemaking techniques, Castello Banfi is the first winery in the world to be awarded international recognition for exceptional environmental, ethical and social responsibility (ISO 14001 and SA8000) as well as an international leader in customer satisfaction (ISO 9001:2000). Castello Banfi is a beacon for hospitality in the region, with a full service enoteca, glass museum, winery tours, informal Taverna for lunch, fine dining at the Michelin star-rated Castello Banfi – Il Ristorante, and luxury rooms and suites at the recently opened Castello Banfi – Il Borgo.   Banfi Piemonte   Banfi Piemonte is the name of the family’s sparkling wine cellars in Strevi, Piedmont, run in conjunction with the nearby single-vineyard estates of Principessa Gavia and Rosa Regale.   Giving Back   Banfi’s success has enabled the company to play a broad philanthropic role through the Banfi Foundation. The Foundation provided seed money to help Catholic Relief Services build a technical school and an orphanage as well as an 800-unit housing project in Potenza, Italy, where thousands were left homeless after a devastating earthquake in the early 1980s. It also generously endows select charities and universities around the world, and sponsors annual scholastic tours to study the food and wine culture of Italy.   Family Leadership   Banfi is led today by two grandchildren of the founder: James Mariani and Cristina Mariani-May, who share the title of co-CEO. Their fathers, Chairman Emeritus Dr. John F. Mariani and President Emeritus Harry F. Mariani, continue as active counsel to the executive committee and are members of the firm’s advisory board. Banfi’s world headquarters is a 60-room Elizabethan manor located on a 127-acre estate and vineyard in Old Brookville, New York. Read less

Member Reviews for Collepino. Castello Banfi

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Snooth User: Chadster1976
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 12/04/2007

Great table wine for everyday drinking. It eases the bold flavors of a Sangiovese and can be more palatable for those who aren't used to the Tuscans. Good overall price. Recommended with cheeses or Italian red sauces.


Snooth User: Debra Meiburg MW
6836507,588
0.00 5
Vintage: NV 01/03/2011

See Ernico Viglierchio (Castello Banfi) in our Meet-the-Winemaker video series (#6): www.debramasterofwine.com


External Reviews for Collepino. Castello Banfi

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2011 03/29/2013

Dunkles Rubinrot; frische Kirschnoten, etwas Erdbeere und süssliche Pflaumenkonfitüre in der Nase. Im Gaumen von jugendlichem Charme, unkompliziert, fruchtig und süffig. Herrlicher Weingenuss für den Alltag, eine Party oder einen Grillabend.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 06/15/2012

An innovative blend with typical Tuscan character. Ruby red, young but intense. Fresh, fruit-forward, with intense red-currant, raspberry and plum notes. On the palate full fruit flavors with soft, sweet tannins. Nice finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

"Ruby red color. The bouquet is sweet and fruity


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/29/2010

Castello Banfi CollePino Toscana IGT 2007: Colle Pino steht für Pinienhain und für süße Tannine mit viel Frucht. Dieser innovative Blend von typisch toskanischem Charakter zeigt sich im Glas in einem jugendlichen, aber ausdrucksstarken Rubinrot. Sein Bukett wirkt frisch und enthält ausgeprägte Fruchtnoten von Johannisbeeren, Himbeeren und Zwetschgen. Im Geschmack ist er großartig fruchtig. Dieser Wein wird gekrönt von seinen Aromen, seiner zartsüßen Tanninstruktur und einem guten Abgang. Er begleitet optimal erste Gänge, ist geeignet sowohl zu weißem als auch rotem Fleisch sowie Käse von mittlerer Reife.Der Wein durchläuft eine 7- bis 8-tägige Maischegärung bei Temperaturen zwischen 25 - 30°C findet in Edelstahltanks. Im Anschluß an die malolaktische Gärung wird der Wein in französischen Eichenfässern für ungefähr 2 Monate ausgebaut.    Weingut: Castello BanfiRegion:    ToskanaRebsorten: Merlot, SangioveseInhalt: 0,75 LiterAlkoholgehalt: 13,5 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 5 - 7 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C   AuszeichnungenCastello Banfi wurde mit dem Spitzenpreis "The VinItaly International Award" geehrt, April 2009 Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Sangiovese


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Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesRuby red, young but intense. Fresh, fruit-forward, with intense red currant, raspberry and plum notes. Full fruit flavors with soft, sweet tannins. Nice finish. Pairs wonderfully with a wide range of food and is suitable for any occasion. Ideal with red and white meats as well as cheeses.



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